New Zealand great Kane Williamson, who led the country to the World Test Championship triumph in its inaugural edition, stepped down as the captain from the longest format, the country’s cricket board announced on Thursday.
Tim Southee has been named the replacement in their WTC title defence. Williamson will continue to lead the side in the white-ball format with focus on the ODI World Cup in 2023 and T20 World Cup in 2024. Tom Latham has been appointed their vice-captain.
“Captaining the Black Caps in Test cricket has been an incredibly special honour,” said Williamson, who took over the role in 2016 from Brendon McCullum.